Professor Griffin received her PhD in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky Mountain University, her M.A. degree in Developmental Disabilities from New York University, and her B.S. degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Griffin brings a wealth of experience to Downstate after having worked in both public and private practice settings for over 25 years in physical therapy. In recent years, she has served as Executive Director of a non-profit agency providing comprehensive health and preventative services to low-income communities and conducted research with overweight adolescent girls and women. Professor Griffin's areas of expertise are in pediatric physical therapy, clinical education, and health promotion and wellness. Her Master's thesis examined therapeutic horseback riding in patients with Down Syndrome. Her doctoral thesis and present research focus involves examining increasing physical activity among adolescent African American girls using the Trans-theoretical Model in an ecological design.
Pediatric Physical Therapy, Principles of Education, Preventative Care and Health and Wellness, Research Study I-V, Grand Rounds I-IV, and Clinical Internship I-IV.